Material selection in building construction using optimal scoring method (OSM)

Jorge A. Sefair, Daniel Castro-Lacouture, Andres L. Medaglia

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Abstract

Trying to choose the best-performance materials is a complex task due to the vast set of alternatives. Likewise, multiple criteria such as environmental impact, design suitability, and cost are often considered by the purchasing agent when evaluating materials. Moreover, it is often the case that these criteria present tradeoffs making the decision's complexity even higher. Thus, considering that buildings have multiple systems with their own material selection process, this paper proposes the application of a systematic and efficient method to support this process. The proposed method ranks candidate materials using multiple criteria, allowing decision makers to easily include their preferences. A computational experiment based on data available in theliterature is presented to demonstrate its use in the construction field. Copyright ASCE 2009.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationBuilding a Sustainable Future - Proceedings of the 2009 Construction Research Congress
PublisherASCE - American Society of Civil Engineers
Pages1079-1086
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9780784410202
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2009
Externally publishedYes
Event2009 Construction Research Congress - Building a Sustainable Future - Seattle, WA, United States
Duration: Apr 5 2009Apr 7 2009

Publication series

NameBuilding a Sustainable Future - Proceedings of the 2009 Construction Research Congress

Other

Other2009 Construction Research Congress - Building a Sustainable Future
CountryUnited States
CitySeattle, WA
Period4/5/094/7/09

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction

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Sefair, J. A., Castro-Lacouture, D., & Medaglia, A. L. (2009). Material selection in building construction using optimal scoring method (OSM). In Building a Sustainable Future - Proceedings of the 2009 Construction Research Congress (pp. 1079-1086). (Building a Sustainable Future - Proceedings of the 2009 Construction Research Congress). ASCE - American Society of Civil Engineers. https://doi.org/10.1061/41020(339)109